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Tourism & Sport

Water-based tourism is among new high value niches products that Vision 2030 target to achieve higher tourism revenue yield. Kenya aims to be among the top 10 long-haul tourist destinations in the world offering a high-end, diverse, and distinctive visitor experience that few of her competitors can offer.  

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Water uses for Transport

Mombasa, the largest port in East Africa, is well endowed with equipment and facilities, and has a natural port whose berths do not require constant dredging with adequate dock infrastructure.  It is Kenya’s only international seaport and handles cargo not only for Kenya but also for Uganda, southern Sudan, Rwanda, …

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Drinking Water

As at 2012, 62 per cent of the Kenyan population enjoyed access to improved water sources. While 82 per cent of people in urban areas have access to improved water sources, including nearly 60 per cent who have piped water on the premises, only 55 per cent of people in …

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Water & Industrial Uses

Manufactured product uses water during some part of the production process. Industrial water use includes water used for such purposes as processing, washing, diluting, cooling, or transporting a product; incorporating water into a product; or for sanitation needs within the manufacturing facility. Some industries that use large amounts of water …

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Water and Domestic Uses

Access to adequate and reliable water supply is one of the key indicators of socio-economic development. In 2014/15, Ministry of Water undertook programmes geared towards increasing the number of households with access to a reliable water source. Some of the initiatives undertaken by the ministry in collaboration with county governments …

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Use of Water for Electricity

The total installed hydro capacity currently stands at 820MW or 58% of the total generation portfolio. This follows commissioning in mid-2013 of the 24MW Kindaruma third unit.

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Use of water in Agriculture

Kenya’s agriculture sector over-relies on rain fed water. The budgetary allocation to National Irrigation Board (NIB) has been enhanced over the last three years in tandem with the Government policy of increasing the area under irrigation across the country to enhance food security.

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